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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-31-2015, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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I am in the middle of a remodel project on a 1908 house and I need some of your expertise on identifying the existing hardwood flooring. I would like to match the new hardwood flooring that will be going into the kitchen with the existing hardwood in dining and living room. I may or may not have already purchased the flooring for the kitchen and I am second guessing myself that I may have misidentified the existing flooring.








I will also need to replace one stair tread and will also need help identifying the existing as I do not trust myself as I believe I may have misidentified the existing hardwood flooring.



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I say red oak with a wide variety of sawns... (flat. rift, plain, QS)...
clean the floor to see more details and colors...
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That's my guess too.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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If it was 1908 it could just as easily have been White Oak. It was the preferred product at the turn of the century.
After all those years of wear, stain, aging of the finish, old wax buildup, oxidation, exposure to UV, you'd need to pull out a piece and sand it down to clean wood.
Personally, I don't think it's got enough red in it to be Red Oak.
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Red oak vs. White Oak hardwood flooring - what's the difference?
Man, I wouldn't put money on my guess...
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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=red+ok+wood+samples&ia=images

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=white+oak+...26height%3D380

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Looks like Oak to me too.
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I agree with Stick that it's a variety of sawns but think it's white oak.
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I agree with Stick that it's a variety of sawns but think it's white oak.
that floor needs a serious cleaning before it's real character is known....
now if there is a closet that could be sanded out for a real visual that would be a plus...

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By the pic's that is white oak old growth.
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